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By Elizabeth Nolan Brown for

Early to lunch and early to dinner makes a gal healthy, happy and thinner.

At least so says a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity, which found taking meals earlier in the day was associated with faster weight loss and more weight loss overall.

Research scientists from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tufts University, and Spain’s University of Murcia monitored the eating habits and weight loss success of 420 overweight Spanish participants on a 20-week diet program. The dieters were split into two groups, the only difference between which was dieters’ mid-day meal time: One group ate lunch before 3 p.m., while the other group ate lunch after 3 p.m.

Keep reading for more on the link between meal time and weight loss…

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